Phil is an engineer with extensive experience in the planning and design of transport infrastructure. He is Chairman of PJA, a 130-strong firm which carries out transport, engineering and placemaking work based in six offices in the UK and two in Australia.
Phil specialises in achieving synergy between street and urban design, with the aim of creating places/spaces that meet aesthetic, social and functional aims. His experience includes preparing transport strategies for major developments and leading street improvement and urban design projects in villages, towns and cities. He was part of the team that produced Manual for Streets, was a lead writer on Manual for Streets 2 and is a member of the steering group for the forthcoming new version.
In the last few years Phil has focused on active travel and in 2019 was appointed by Welsh Government to chair a working group advising on the setting of a default 20mph speed limit for urban areas in Wales. In 2019 he led the drafting of updated DfT guidance on cycling infrastructure, now published as LTN 1/20, and worked with DfT and campaign groups on the 2022 changes to the Highway Code.